Shared Ecosystem Concept - By Level
The lower ground brief components contain primarily teaching spaces. As a result, the Shared Ecosystem on this level focuses on learning & engaging. The shared space is designed as an extension of the learning environment for students to meet, collaborate and study in between classes. Additionally this level is designed for public outreach and engagement. It is intended for use by the public around public events and conference sessions.
The Shared Ecosystem theme on the ground floor focuses on display & identity. This floor functions as the main entrance into the building. Consequently, the design goal was to have both People & Planet on show as soon as you walk through the front doors. There are two trees planted at the entry symbolising the two departments, Experimental Psychology & Biology, coming together under one roof.
The Shared Ecosystem theme on Level 01 centres on lounge type space & seating. This space is intended for EP or staff to use as informal waiting or meeting space.
The Shared Ecosystem theme on Level 02 focuses on different types of meeting space. This space is intended for staff to use as informal collaboration space and is also equipped with multiple power sources for technology when needed.
The Shared Ecosystem theme on Level 03 focuses on relaxing environments. This internal atrium space is adjacent to a large exterior terrace on Level 03. To capitalize on this adjacency the design is infused with greenery throughout. This space is intended for staff to use as informal meeting space but in a more relaxed, plant filled environment compared to the meeting space on Level 02.
The Shared Ecosystem theme on Level 04 is designed as a quiet working environment & for knowledge exchange that takes advantage of the great views of the Oxford skyline.